I spent this past weekend on Nantucket, for the Nantucket Book Festival.  I flew with my parents from Los Angeles, and we were met and hosted by their old friends the Shacklefords, the best hosts possible.  We also saw our friend Jane Moore, another friend from my father’s law school days, and from my own…

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A few months back I had envisaged this as a summer devoted to Stanton. And it still will be, to some extent.  But it is also a summer devoted to other things.  I am headed tomorrow to Nantucket, where I will speak about Seward, but also spend time with parents, friends, hopefully meet some other…

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It is seven am on what promises to be a beautiful graduation day here at the Phillips Exeter Academy. In one sense I do not have any of my own children graduating; my son graduated from Exeter in 2011 and my daughter (God willing) will graduate one year from now. In another sense though I…

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